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May 14, 2004
The man, a 20-year-old Los Angeles resident whose name was not released, received a compound fracture to his right elbow and facial lacerations and contusions, the CHP said. He was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital for treatment. "He's lucky he's alive," CHP Officer Vince Bell said. The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, apparently lost control of his Lexus IS 300 on the eastbound 210 Freeway Monday at 4:15 p.m. It struck a 1992 Toyota Tercel and rolled five times on an embankment near Pennsylvania Avenue, coming to rest in the far right lane, Bell said.
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February 4, 2014
A SigAlert was issued for the northbound Glendale (2) Freeway after a multi-car collision this afternoon near Mountain Street, officials said. The crash occurred at 3:18 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Only one of six lanes remained open as fire crews treated patients. [UPDATED 5:55 p.m.] The cause of the collision was unknown, according to Patrick Kimball, an officer with the California Highway Patrol. Five people were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries, according to Brandy Villaneuva, spokesperson for the Glendale Fire Department.
NEWS
August 2, 2004
The California Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate of the death of a 58-year-old woman who was struck and killed on the Golden State (5) Freeway. Irina Scherzmann, of address unknown, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:25 a.m. on Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol. Scherzmann ran across the freeway just north of Los Feliz Boulevard and was struck by a southbound vehicle driven by a 60-year-old Canoga Park man, the highway patrol said.
NEWS
March 1, 2014
Traffic continued to flow despite flooding Saturday on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway from the Hyperion Avenue exit to the Glendale Boulevard exit, according to the California Highway Patrol.  About 6 to 9 inches of rain were reported by drivers, officials from the highway patrol agency said. Across the Glendale-Burbank-La Cañada region, a number of drivers lost control of their vehicles on local freeways due to slick roads, temporarily blocking off lanes Saturday morning and afternoon, though no Sig Alerts were issued.
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November 18, 2005
The California Highway Patrol will begin a maximum enforcement period at 6 p.m. Nov. 24. CHP Officer Christian Cracraft said the maximum enforcement period extends through 12 a.m. Nov. 27. It is a time when 80 percent of the CHP workforce will be working. "We do it to provide more officers to protect the motoring public by taking the impaired drivers off the road," Cracraft said. Officers will be looking for impaired and aggressive drivers as well as seat belt violations anywhere CHP patrols, which includes the Foothill (210)
LOCAL
April 2, 2007
One dead in series of freeway accidents At least two individuals fled an accident scene after their respective vehicles struck a man, killing him, on Saturday, according to California Highway Patrol report. At about 1 a.m., a 28-year-old Los Angeles male was involved in a vehicle collision on the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway. Afterward, for unknown reasons, the man left his vehicle and was then in the No. 3 lane of the freeway when he was struck by an approaching vehicle.
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By Mary O'Keefe | November 3, 2006
California Highway Patrol is still investigating the vehicle accident late last month that resulted in the deaths of two local young adults. "At this time we are leaning toward the female as driver of the vehicle," said Officer Christian Cracraft of the California Highway Patrol. According to CHP, around 5 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, Daniel Morales, 23, of La Crescenta and Mallory Peck, 21, of Sunland were traveling westbound on the 210 freeway. The driver took the Ocean View Boulevard exit and for reasons unknown made an extreme right turn, became airborne and landed approximately 60 feet below on a residential street in Montrose.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | August 13, 2011
A driver was killed Saturday in a single-vehicle wreck on Angeles Crest Highway, some 15 miles above La Cañada Flintridge.   The crash occurred near highway mile marker 39, a few miles northeast of Angeles Forest Highway, Sgt. Kim Shelton of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station said.   “It was a single-vehicle rollover and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene,” Shelton said.   Further details about the wreck, under investigation by the California Highway Patrol, were not immediately available.
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The Los Angeles Times | August 15, 2011
Two motorists died in separate crashes on Angeles Crest Highway over the weekend, bringing to five the number of fatalities since the road was recently reopened. The latest crash occurred early Sunday. A witness at the Coldwater Campground reported seeing a blue Honda go off the road near mile marker 32 on San Gabriel Canyon Road about 2:27 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The name of the victim, a woman between 40 and 50 years old, has not been released.
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March 1, 2014
Traffic continued to flow despite flooding Saturday on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway from the Hyperion Avenue exit to the Glendale Boulevard exit, according to the California Highway Patrol.  About 6 to 9 inches of rain were reported by drivers, officials from the highway patrol agency said. Across the Glendale-Burbank-La Cañada region, a number of drivers lost control of their vehicles on local freeways due to slick roads, temporarily blocking off lanes Saturday morning and afternoon, though no Sig Alerts were issued.
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February 4, 2014
A SigAlert was issued for the northbound Glendale (2) Freeway after a multi-car collision this afternoon near Mountain Street, officials said. The crash occurred at 3:18 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Only one of six lanes remained open as fire crews treated patients. [UPDATED 5:55 p.m.] The cause of the collision was unknown, according to Patrick Kimball, an officer with the California Highway Patrol. Five people were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries, according to Brandy Villaneuva, spokesperson for the Glendale Fire Department.
NEWS
January 7, 2014
One person is in custody following a reported shooting and carjacking in Glendale, police said.  Authorities received reports of a carjacking at Broadway and Sinclair Avenue and apparent shots fired shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. While investigating the carjacking, the California Highway Patrol reported that it had a possible stolen vehicle on the Glendale (2) Freeway, near Stancrest Drive, Lorenz said.   Police then received additional reports of more shots fired, he added.  "The highway patrol took a suspect into custody who appears to have a gunshot wound in his foot," Lorenz said.
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December 29, 2011
As part of a crackdown on distracted drivers, the California Highway Patrol is not just looking for people illegally talking or texting on their cellphones. Officials will also be looking for drivers eating, reading magazines or applying makeup. From 6 a.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday, the CHP is having a “zero tolerance” cellphone enforcement day. While there is no law saying someone can't eat while driving, a distracted driver is in violation of the law. Under California's vehicle code, a driver can be ticketed $145 to $1,000 for having “wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Officers will also be tracking these distractions and the number of distracted drivers, because there are not very good data on just how many distracted drivers there are. Continue reading> > -- Sam Cohen, Fox 40 Sacramento Photo: Glendale Police officer stops a motorist for using a cell phone while driving on Glendale Ave. just south of California Ave. in Glendale on Tuesday, October 5, 2010.
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The Los Angeles Times | August 15, 2011
Two motorists died in separate crashes on Angeles Crest Highway over the weekend, bringing to five the number of fatalities since the road was recently reopened. The latest crash occurred early Sunday. A witness at the Coldwater Campground reported seeing a blue Honda go off the road near mile marker 32 on San Gabriel Canyon Road about 2:27 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The name of the victim, a woman between 40 and 50 years old, has not been released.
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Los Angeles Times | August 14, 2011
In the second fatality in as many days, a woman died after her car went over the side of a road in the Angeles National Forest early Sunday, authorities said. A witness at the Coldwater Campground reported seeing a blue Honda go off the road near mile marker 32 on San Gabriel Canyon Road at about 2:27 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The name of the victim, a woman between 40 and 50 years old, has not been released. CHP Officer Jennifer Connolly said she could not say whether the car had any other occupants.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | August 13, 2011
A driver was killed Saturday in a single-vehicle wreck on Angeles Crest Highway, some 15 miles above La Cañada Flintridge.   The crash occurred near highway mile marker 39, a few miles northeast of Angeles Forest Highway, Sgt. Kim Shelton of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station said.   “It was a single-vehicle rollover and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene,” Shelton said.   Further details about the wreck, under investigation by the California Highway Patrol, were not immediately available.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | July 26, 2011
California Highway Patrol officers will be combing the Angeles Crest (2) Highway on Saturday as part of a motorcycle safety enforcement campaign. ------------------------- FOR THE RECORD: The orginal version of this post stated the campaign would take place Sunday, but the CHP later amended the date to Saturday. ------------------------- The campaign is in response to a series of fatal collisions on the mountainous pass involving motorcyclists. Between 2007-2009, there were 10 motorcycle-involved fatalities and 195 injuries on the corridor, according to the Highway Patrol.
LOCAL
November 4, 2009
Racing BMW hits pickup truck Two sports cars reportedly racing on the Ventura (134) Freeway were involved in a collision Tuesday afternoon near the Glendale Avenue exit, according to the California Highway Patrol. One red BMW and one white BMW were allegedly racing just after 1 p.m. on the freeway with speeds topping 100 mph, according to a CHP incident report. The identities of the drivers were not available as of Tuesday evening. The cars were reportedly swerving in and out of traffic lanes until the driver of the red BMW lost control of the steering wheel and collided with a white pickup truck, according to the CHP. The driver of the white BMW stopped a few hundred yards past the collision.
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By Mary O’Keefe | September 26, 2008
All emergency 911 calls made from cellphones within the city of La Cañada Flintridge and the Crescenta Valley area are now being directed to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station. In the past, 911 cellphone calls were directed to the California Highway Patrol. In some cases, those calling would be put on hold or have to wait for a response from operators. The sheriff?s station had a separate phone number that local residents could call in case of emergency. That phone number, (818)
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